09-16-2014, 09:18 AM
Great pics , Lyn.
About 40 years ago+- the US had to ban the use of DDT on crops because it was killing wild life and making the brown pelicans and eagles egg shells too thin to raise new babies. I participated at a sanctuary that was rehabbing , banding, medicating, deworming, and setting free.recovered pelicans and any young that were hatched from handicapped pelican pairs at the sanctuary.
The brown pelicans live mostly around the southern part of the US while the white pelicans seem to live in the northern areas into Canada. Some times Birds would be blown south during hurricanes. Then we would have a lot of
unusual birds from other areas with injures and simple exhaustion.
One pelican had a partial pouch replacement so it could catch fish on it own.
Now there are plenty of pelicans, and eagle nests. those eels are huge.
thanks again for sharing.
Thanks for the signature FaeryBee